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Christine (1983)

by  |  April 16th, 2012  |  Horror

Christine is a movie that is based on the book by Stephen King (Carrie)… Now I didn’t discover this book until I was in boarding school and was looking for a way to kill a few hours!

Boy was that a great way to kill some time! What I mean by this is the fact that after I started reading this book, I couldn’t stop! As a matter of fact almost every free moment I had on campus I had my head buried in the book! I mean the way that Stephen King crafted the story, the characters back stories, etc… I gotta say that it was absolutely amazing!

About a year after that I was rooting through the racks at a local B Movie store and I came to discover that this book had been turned in to a movie that had been directed by my favorite director, John Carpenter (Someone’s Watching Me!)!

Well needless to say, I had to get it, and I have to admit that I absolutely loved it!

Written by: Bill Phillips (Psychical Evidence) and Directed by: John Carpenter.  Starring: Keith Gordon (Jaws 2), John Stockwell (Turistas), Alexandra Paul (The Anchor), Malcom Danare (Flashdance), Harry Dean Stanton (Alien), Stuart Charno (Friday The 13th Part: 2) and Kelly Preston (Twins)

Christine tells the story of a boy by the name of Arnie Cunningham (Gordon), and how his life was changed when he bought and fixed up a 1958 Plymouth Fury!

Arnie (Gordon) and John (Stockwell) with Christine before she was repaired!

What I mean by this is that Arnie is an ultra geek… He is uber-smart, and his family is pushing him to, ‘achieve his full potential’… But he does have some more cooler qualities, his best friend is a nice guy jock, who is one of the cool kids and is part of the cool kid group, by the name of, Dennis Guilder (Stockwell), and is bold enough to take an auto shop class with a group of bullies that love to pick on geeks like Arnie!

Now Arnie’s life begins to change when he sees the rusting hulk of a 1958 Plymouth Fury (which he will call Christine) that is sitting out in the middle of some one’s property!

Arnie’s confidence begins to go up, even to the point where he starts dating a hot chick from school by the name of Leigh Cabot…

The only thing that Arnie didn’t know, is that this Plymouth Fury has a Psychopathic life of its own! And as Arnie and Christine’s lives begin to get intertwinned, this Plymouth Fury will show what the true meaning of, ‘Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned’ when Christine starts to get jealous and over protective of Arnie and begins a killing spree that started when she got off the assembly line, and if she has anything to say about it, won’t end until Arnie and Christine can be driving down America’s highways and byways forever!

A scary looking Arnie inside of Christine!

Now I didn’t know this but it turns out that this movie was not based on the novel, but was actually based on the manuscript for the then upcoming book! ¬†What I mean by this is that at the time, Stephen King had sent producer Richard Kobritz (Salem’s Lot) a set of then un-published manuscripts, and Kobritz had chosen Christine as the next one to make! Christine was published during the same year that the movie was made!

If your looking for a fun kick-ass Stephen King horror movie, then I would recommend this one, it is a fun one!

If you like this movie, then don’t forget to check out the original movie poster for the movie that we have for sale that is signed by John Carpenter, by clicking here:

Nathan Strack


Nathan Strack is a Writer/Director/Filmmaker & Owner/Founder of: Hell In Space, Strack Web Design Service & Strack Store.

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